This card really suits my mood today. We found out this morning that a long time friend from DH's Navy days is in serious condition and not expected to live. I was mid-card when I heard the news.
I had planned on using my new Umbrella Man die (a surprise gift from a friend!) and so I scoped out this week's Queen Jan/heartsong's gallery for a suitable card to CASE. I found this rugged masculine bday card. Because of the size of the die cut I went without any framing. I started with a dictionary page that had "weather" as one of the keywords. I used grey and white Gesso over it and spritzed with blue reinker spray. I tore the edges and mounted it onto a piece of Island Indigo that I'd distressed. When I die cut my man, I then ran it back through the Big Shot in my most cut up plates adding a shim so that it would lightly emboss the die cut. I then sponged White ink over him and then Versafine onyx around the edges for definition. I inked my top sentiment with a marker and spritzed with water, but then had to use the fine tip of the marker to go around it as it blended into the bg too well. I used a piece of Basic Grey Tasteful Trims die cut rick rack as the strip in my CASEd layout. Last step was to sponged some black around the grey base and on the rick rack a bit.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013 GMT Views: 1131
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 12:40 PM
I am sorry about your military friend. Your card is amazing! I love your background with the dictionary page and the distressing-so amazing. Your die cut man with the umbrella is the perfect focus for your sentiment. I love everything about this super cool card, except the circumstances. Into my favorites.
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 3:33 PM
So sorry for the bad new you received. Love that umbrella man - someday I will own him!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: December 24, 2007 Location: Sask. Canada Posts: 11449
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 5:59 PM
Hi...and ty for honouring me with a beautiful case of DE Man...lol thats what we call him...I so LOVE your man with the umbrella, very artistic, and also so sorry to hear of your long time friend...I pray he will pull through!! ty again...I LOVE your card!!
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